Kenyan takes top award in East African photography


Kenyan photographer Brian Otieno has won the inaugural East African Photography Award for his photo series titled “Kibera: Stories From Within.” The award is hosted by the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) .

Otieno, who was not able to attend the awards ceremony held at The Square in Kampala on October 18, received a Canon EOS 80D camera with an EF 18-135mm lens.

“Kibera, where I was born and raised, is a vast slum settlement located in Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera has thousands of stories to be told,” Otieno says.

“From afar, the neighbourhood is a dense jungle of rundown corrugated rooftops, indistinguishable shacks huddled closely together with television antennas and electricity poles projecting into the air. Kibera, however, is hardly a continuous cycle of poverty…

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